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Military RankPlay
Corporal is a specific rank, so use it only when talking about military positions. SlideHe just got promoted to corporal last week.
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Corporal is used in hierarchical systems, often indicating authority or responsibility. SlideAs a corporal, she has to lead her squad.
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It's incorrect to call new recruits corporals; the title is earned with experience. SlideAfter two years, he advanced from private to corporal.